Grey Cup-champion Eskimos sign kicker Sean Whyte to contract extension

The Edmonton Eskimos signed Canadian kicker Sean Whyte to a one-year contract Monday. The native of White Rock, B.C., was eligible to become a free agent next month.

Canadian made 24 of 26 field goal attempts

The Eskimos' Sean Whyte kicks a field goal against the B.C. Lions in October. Slated to become a free agent on Feb. 14, the 31-year-old is coming off a season in which he led the CFL with a 93.8 percentage. (The Canadian Press)

The Edmonton Eskimos signed Canadian kicker Sean Whyte to a one-year contract Monday.

Whyte was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

The native of White Rock, B.C., signed with Edmonton as a free agent last September and made 24 of 26 field goal attempts. He hit on one of three field goals and added a convert in the Eskimos' 26-20 Grey Cup win over the Ottawa Redblacks.

Whyte, entering his eighth CFL season, has made 211 of 251 career field goal tries (84.1 per cent) and 217 of 218 converts. He also has a 42.6-yard punting average.

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